Good Afternoon Everyone,
This week has been full of new events and different things that are happening in the lives of our students, including a Project HYPE alumni. Similarly, we are eager to announce one of our programs participating in community work with NYPD and alumni from one of our branches receiving an award.
First, Men of Elmont (MOE) had the opportunity to collaborate to express their personal experiences when interacting with law enforcement. This video was organized by a few students who explain their different encounters and ways they believe will help with the interaction with the youth in our black and brown communities. This video is empowering and helps motivate young people to reach out to their local law enforcement. Finally, we at Project HYPE would like to congratulate alumni Larry Smith on his Nipsey Hussle Award for his work as one of the youngest people in The Civil Rights Movement at the age of 21 years old. We are happy to see all of our current students and previous students accomplishing their goals and striving to make a change in their communities. Well, that’s it for this week. I hope you all enjoyed it. See you in my next blog!
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